Charles Wesley Applebee, Readstown, WI (1942-2014)

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

January 27, 1942 - May 28, 2014

Charles Wesley Applebee, 72, of Readstown, passed away peacefully on May 28, 2014, in Hospice House, Viroqua, WI. He was born on Jan. 27, 1942, to Royden and Irene Applebee. He married Bonnie Peterson on April 5, 1961, in Waukon, IA; they were married for 53 years. Charles worked at General Motors for 30 years. He loved spending time with his kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. Other interests included deer hunting, mushroom picking with his family, fishing, getting together with the Soldiers Grove gas passers, and playing cards, bingo, and pool.

Charles is survived by his wife, Bonnie; a son, Marc Applebee; three daughters: Sara and Nick, Laura and Ron, and Carol and Todd Marshall; ten grandkids; and seven great-grandkids. He is also survived by brothers: Dalee and Phyliss, Stanley, and Alan; sisters: Harlean and Myral Miller, Charlotte Applebee, Diana and Todd Christianson, and Mary Keller; and special cousin, Cecil Longmire and his wife, Della. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

The family would like to thank the Bland Bekkedal Hospice Care Center in Viroqua, for all their help and kindness to the family, and Coulee Region Cremation Group in Onalaska.

A celebration of Charles' life will be held at PAT'S PARTY BARN in Readstown, WI, from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th.


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